Tottenham target Atalanta wing-back Joakim Maehle as perfect fit for Antonio Conte’s system
Tottenham are looking at Danish Euro 2020 semi-finalist Joakim Maehle from Atalanta to solve Antonio Conte’s problem at left wing-back.
Maehle, regarded as one of the best attacking defenders in the world, has scored nine times in 25 appearances for his country and is viewed as ideal for Conte’s 3-4-3 system.
Nobody has been able to nail down a regular place on the left for Tottenham this season with Sergio Reguilon suffering injuries and Ryan Sessegnon inconsistent. At one point, the right-sided Matt Doherty had to switch flanks.
Tottenham are looking at the Denmark and Atalanta left wing-back Joakim Maehle
With Tottenham’s Italian director of football Fabio Paratici already successfully raiding Serie A for Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur in January, he is set to return there for Maehle.
The 24-year-old twice played against Manchester United in the Champions League this season and last summer was praised for an assist against Czech Republic with the outside of his boot that set up a semi-final clash with England.
Maehle, 24, (left), in action for Atalanta during a Serie A game with AC Milan back in October
Meanwhile, Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho is already planning to travel to Merseyside ahead of a £7million move to Liverpool that will be officially announced later this month or early in June.
The 19-year-old is following in the footsteps of Harvey Elliot from Craven Cottage to Anfield, having just helped Marco Silva’s team win promotion back to the Premier League.